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Aspen Forum 2014


TECH IN TRANSITION: POLICY CHALLENGES
AUGUST 17-19, 2014

New policy challenges are emerging from technological advances across the Internet ecosystem. The transition from switched to IP networks raises questions regarding the scope of regulation and the need for a new Telecommunications Act. The rise of big data and recent data breaches have renewed calls for federal action. Policy makers are taking a fresh look at how well our intellectual property regimes stimulate creativity and innovation in the digital world. On the international front, many countries and organizations are challenging the foundations of traditional internet governance. What does this all mean for tech policy in the years ahead? Discussion panels and speakers at the 2014 TPI Aspen Forum focused on how the communications, technology and content industries are transforming and how public policies are adapting, or not, to the changing environment.

MONDAY, AUGUST 18

  • 8:30 Keynote Address
    Tim BresnahanLandau Professor in Technology and the Economy and Professor of Economics, Stanford University
  • 9:00 Panel: Political Economy of Telecom Reform
    Hon. Rick BoucherPartner, Sidley Austin LLP
    Peter DavidsonSenior Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Verizon
    Roger NollProfessor of Economics, Emeritus, and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
    Philip WeiserDean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 10:10 Panel: Innovation and Privacy in the Era of Big Data
    Marjory S. BlumenthalExecutive Director, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Tony HadleySenior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Experian
    David LieberSenior Privacy Policy Counsel, Google
    Hon. Maureen OhlhausenCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Max SimkoffCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Evolv
    Thomas Lenard (Moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 11:10 Panel: Targeting a Secure Future
    Hon. Julie BrillCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Hon. Michael DanielSpecial Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator
    Nick RossiDeputy Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
    Craig SillimanSenior Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
    Hon. Suzanne SpauldingDeputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Alan Raul (moderator), Partner and Lead Global Coordinator, Privacy, Data Security and Information Law Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
  • 12:30 Luncheon Discussion: “Information Rules” After 15 Years
    Carl ShapiroTransamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former Member, Council of Economic Advisers
    Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
    Judith Chevalier (moderator), William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Finance, Yale School of Management
  • 2:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    The New Net Neutrality Order: Public Utility Regulation in Disguise?
    James AsseyExecutive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
    Michael BeckermanPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Association
    Shawn ChangChief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Robert CrandallAdjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution
    Roger NollProfessor of Economics, Emeritus, and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
    David RedlChief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House Commerce Committee
    Raymond Gifford (moderator), Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

    Innovation and the Intersection of Antitrust and IP
    Stephen HaberA.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    Hon. F. Scott KieffCommissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
    Douglas MelamedSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Intel
    Hon. Maureen OhlhausenCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Matthew SandgrenSenior Counsel to Senator Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    Carl ShapiroTransamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

    Spectrum Sharing: How Much Can it Contribute?
    Coleman BazelonPrincipal, The Brattle Group
    Stacey BlackAssistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, AT&T
    Jeffrey CarlisleExecutive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, LightSquared
    Pierre de VriesSenior Fellow and Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Harold FeldSenior Vice President, Public Knowledge
    Kathleen HamVice President, Federal Regulatory, T-Mobile, USA
    John LeibovitzDeputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy, Federal Communications Commission
    David QuinaltyPolicy Director for Communications and Technology, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    Greg RosstonDeputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 7:00 Dinner and Keynote David L. CohenExecutive Vice President, Comcast Corporation

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

  • 9:00 Panel: Copyright Protection: Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements
    Robert BrauneisProfessor of Law and Co-Director, Intellectual Property Program, George Washington University Law School
    Jill LesserExecutive Director, Center for Copyright Information
    Jeff LowensteinDeputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Adam Schiff
    Shira PerlmutterChief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Christopher SprigmanProfessor of Law, New York University
    Michael Smith (moderator), Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 10:10 Panel: Internet Governance in Transition: What’s the Destination?
    Steve CrockerChair, Board of Directors, ICANN and Chief Executive Officer, Shinkuro
    Reinhard WieckManaging Director, Washington DC Office, Deutsche Telekom Group
    Amb. Daniel SepulvedaDeputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
    Shane TewsVisiting Fellow, Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute; Chief Policy Officer, 463 Communications
    Lawrence WhiteRobert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Amb. David Gross (moderator), Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein
  • 11:15 Panel: Data and Trade
    Anupam ChanderDirector, California International Law Center, Professor of Law, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar, University of California, Davis
    Michael MandelChief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
    Joshua MeltzerFellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
    Matthew PeraultHead of Global Policy Development, Facebook
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 12:30 Closing Luncheon

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